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Valve has now confirmed Half-Life: Alyx, their new VR flagship title

By Liam Dawe,
Valve have now officially confirmed that Half-Life is back with their flagship VR title named Half-Life: Alyx.

Another big SteamVR update is out now, with plenty of Linux fixes for VR enthusiasts

By Liam Dawe,
SteamVR 1.8 is now out of Beta and with it, comes plenty of updates to the whole system with some big audio changes and some good sounding Linux fixes.

Valve have released a big new 1.7 version of SteamVR

By Liam Dawe,
Bringing together a ton of updates from all the recent Beta releases, a big new release of SteamVR is out for everyone further refining the VR experience overall.

Collabora detail more work going into Monado, their open source OpenXR runtime

By Liam Dawe,
With the 1.0 release of the OpenXR 1.0 specification, Collabora have begun to detail more work going on with Monado their open source OpenXR runtime for Linux.

Another SteamVR release is up, further improving the VR experience on Linux

By Liam Dawe,
Valve continue to move at a rapid pace to improve SteamVR across all platforms, especially with the Valve Index being so new there's plenty of teething issues to address.

xrdesktop, a new Valve-funded open source project to bring Linux desktops into VR

By Liam Dawe,
Valve seem to be pushing Linux support even harder now, with the announcement of the open source xrdesktop project from Collabora.

Khronos releases the OpenXR 1.0 specification aimed at unifying VR and AR

By Liam Dawe,
Today, The Khronos Group has formally announced the OpenXR 1.0 specification as an exciting step towards bringing together the various different ways of interacting with virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR).

Good news for VR fans in the US, the full Valve Index bundle is back in stock

By Liam Dawe,
Valve emailed a press release today, to mention that the full bundle of the Valve Index kit is back in stock for those in the US looking to pick it up.

OpenHMD version 0.3.0 is out, almost three years after the last version

By Liam Dawe,
The team behind OpenHMD have now officially announced version 0.3.0, which comes with a huge amount of changes and new hardware support.

SteamVR has another beta up, with plenty of Linux fixes and other improvements

By Liam Dawe,
With the Valve Index now out, Valve continue to make quick improvements to SteamVR with the latest Beta now available.

VR rhythm game "Groove Gunner" looks insane and it's coming to Linux

By Liam Dawe,
Think you have some sick moves? Own a VR system? You're going to want to keep an eye on Groove Gunner as it looks absolutely insane (in a nice way) and it might make you sweat a bit.

Valve have released the CAD files for the Index VR system, enabling some fun modding

By Liam Dawe,
Just like Valve did with the Steam Controller, they've gone and released the CAD files for the Index VR system under a Creative Commons license.

With the Valve Index about to launch and be delivered, Valve held a little private launch party with speeches

By Liam Dawe,
Valve's first in-house virtual reality hardware should be dropping at your door soon, if you were one of the lucky ones to order it quickly in the first batch. Additionally, Gabe Newell and others held speeches at a little launch party.

Valve have given out some more details on the Index VR HMD with a "Deep Dive" about the Field of View

By Liam Dawe,
As the first in a series of posts giving out more detail on what Valve wanted to achieve with the Valve Index, a new "Deep Dive" post is up starting with information about the Field of View.

Despite the high price, the initial batch of Valve Index headsets have sold out on pre-orders

By Liam Dawe,
I have to admit, I am a little surprised. The Valve Index limited pre-orders that went live on May 1st have already completely sold out.
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